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help please! why is my ball sack...

i am 17 years old. recently i just noticed my ball sack is very dry and scaly, and it is very red. my d.ick  seems fine, but from the base to the balls it is red, dry, and seems like its burning, and when i touch it feels warmer than usual.

....i was thinking of certain things that could have caused this. because it seems so random; it just started yesterday. i havent had unprotected sex, or sex at all recently...

the only thing i could think of is using stuff like clear skin acne gel or styling hair as lubricants to jerk off; i obviously did not have any lubricant.

could this have caused it?  i really hope it goes away soon; i have read some posts where guys mention they have had it for years now


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Its probably a rash.. it might go away or you might have to get it checked out.
dont be embarrased lots of people use many things to masterbate with,
but from now on i would suggest using petrolium jelly (you can buy it for like 1-4$ at a dollar store)
or your own saliva maybe even water but for sure you should stop using gels for your face and hair it kinda would bring on a rash.
wishing you the best and hoping its not permanent.

Summer
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i have found a big white spot on my ball sack, i only now have noticed it and i am prity scared it could be cancer. i have tryed 2 squeez it but it seems solid and it hurts its like when you sit on your balls lol.  

thank you for any feedback

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Daniel never use that stuff as lube.  Do you know how many chemicals are in those types of products???  Not good to put them on an area like your balls.  It's most likely severe drying of the area as that's what acne creams do (dry out your face) and hair gel.  

Go buy some moisturizer (scent free) or regular old vasilene to use as lube - and when you do buy it put some on your balls to bring back some of the moisture and NEVER use that other stuff again.

Cus - it could be anything, a cyst, a wart, a pimple who the heck knows - if it's not always been there you NEED to go to the doctors and get it looked at, asap.   It could be something easily treated or removed and I'm sure that would make you feel better - leaving it be is the worst thing to do so go to the doctors.
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i have red lumps all over my ball sack an it burns and when i touch it hurts like hell   what can i do to make it go away?
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My ball sack is dry and wrinkly. What should I do?
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Wow, a lot of guys seem to have the same complaint. I'll answer you directly and hopefully the other guys will read it as well.

The most common cause of a dry, red, itchy scrotum (sounds sexy, doesn't it girls?) is a condition called tinea cruris. This is a harmless problem that's closely related to athlete's foot. It's caused by a fungus that's relatively simple to get rid of.

First, what causes it? Well, as I said it's a fungus. Now there are three things that fungi really, really love - warmth, moisture and darkness. Anywhere you have these three things it's a perfect environment to grow. Let's think about your toes for a minute. It's dark (they spend most of their time in shoes and socks), it's warm, and there's moisture (sweat). All it takes is to be exposed to the fungus and you've got the perfect breeding ground. (The most common way to pick it up is from a shower floor that a lot of guys use - thus the name athlete's foot).

Now, let's look at your scrotum. (Well, not literally, but you can if you want). It's dark (it spends most of it's time in your undies), it's warm, and there's moisture (sweat). Again, perfect breeding ground for this fungus. You can easily pick the fungus on your hands and transfer it to your scrotum when you touch it. (And I hope you're touching it at least once a month when you do your testicular self-exam. What's that, you say? That's another post and answer). When you have it on your feet it's athlete's foot. When you have it on your scrotum it's called many things - jock itch, crotch rot, etc. The technical name is tinea cruris. (On your feet it's called tinea pedis).

It causes your scrotum to get red, itchy and irritaed. Add to that that they're usually rubbing up against the inside of your thigh and that makes it worse. So, how do you get rid of it? Well there are ointments that do a great job killing the fungus. You can find them in any drug store (no prescription so you can buy it on your own if you're embarrased). The ointment is the same for athlete's foot and jock itch (it actually says that on the package) so you can buy either one. Just apply it daily after your shower.

In the meantime, there are some things you can do to make it less than the perfect breeding ground. First, make sure you wash your scrotum every day with plenty of soap, and rinse well. (If it's really inflamed this might burn a little at first, but it's necessary). Also, wearing boxers instead of briefs allows your testicles to hang away from your body so there's less heat. It also keeps them from rubbing against your thighs so much. And remember to wear clean ones daily.

Finally, the original poster with the same problem said he had been using acne cream and styling gel as a lubricant for masturbation. Well, acne cream works by drying out your skin! Duh. Not such a good lubricant. Styling gel? Have you ever used gel in your hair and by the end of the day it's hard as a rock? Because it dries out! Not such a good choice either. (Plus, if you ever got either one of these in your pee-hole (meatus) they burn like hell. Same with shampoo. Um, somebody told me). The best thing is a lubricant made for this purpose such as K-Y or Vaseline, although Vaseline is greasy and harder to wash off. At least both of these are made to use in your groin area. But no matter what you use, make sure you wash it off (including your scrotum as some will surely run down there) when you're done.

I should also add that if you don't do anything to get rid of this it can spead to your thighs and I've even seen it spread all over some guys' buttocks. Obviously it's much harder to get rid of at that point. Just do the things above and you problem should be gone in a week or two. Good luck.
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Ok well I had a cyst in my arm and got it removed and now I got one on my ball sack I removed it and yes when I say I removed it i did my self im not gonna lie it hurt alot but it was a cyst now I have another lump on my ball sack and im trying to figure out if its another cyst or is it some kind of std? Im also wondering what prevents a cyst from occuring? I need any advise you got on this subject.
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Hi, im 16 and my mum told me 'if you have pea size lumps on your balls you should go to the doctors' but i have lumps which are small a little smaller than spots and a little bigger than blackheads I've been searching and I still don't know if its a bad thing or a normal thing and should it be treated? If it should. how? thanks a lot!
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wtf what were you thinking i mean i get the expensive stuff. not clear acne cream. but on the bright side you wont have pimples there. nice job that is all
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What it sounds like is that you've had some contact with an animal in a sexual manner.  Perhaps, the family dog.  Dogs do transmit scotum rash but only with sexual activity.  If you do not remember initiating any sexual activity with the dog, then it might have occured in what you thought was a funny moment.  A dry hump of the leg can quickly turn into a frosted leg.  Also dogs have been known to dry hump people in the ear while they sleep.  Have you ever noticed a wet ear upon awakening?  Follow that with a quick scratch of the scotum and bam....you got the fungus that dogs transmit!  Women are equally vulnerable.
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I would drink a gang of water. Take a long hot bath every day continuously for at least a week while drinking at least a half a gallon of water. throughout the day. Also you may want to check out sheathunderwear.com, because they have a great product that will keep your balls separate from in between your legs which will at least help with the discomfort you are experiencing.
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hi i have been having a problem with my ball sack it dangles unusually low for a 17 year old i have asked friends how theirs are but none seem to be anything like mine :( is there anything i could do to resolve the problem it some times puts my girl friend off with sex because of the slapping i feel fer embarrassed but please help p.s my penis is unusally large also for asian
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hi um well im 16 and i have like a red rash on the bottom of my sack . it look silky , dry and when i touch it ...it gets really warm. is this common ? and what do i do ?
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i am a 16 year old boy . i have like a rash on on my ball sack . it is dry , scaly , silky and it feels like it burns . when i touch it .... it getss warm . what is it ? what do i do ?
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saggy balls ?usmania
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yehh my ball sack dangles very low 2 . sometimes when im with my girl i can not get hard quickly . is that bad ? even when i get a ******* .... i mean this only happens sometime . oh and is it common for a 16 year old 2 have blue balls ?
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The products you used to wank have dried up the skin on your scrotum.Use baby oil,KY or skin creams.Wear boxer shorts your balls are meant to hang down and not be constricted by clothing, your ball bag sweats and you will  get jock itch.Wear loose clothing and use something like Aqueus creme to wash your balls and ****,pat them dry otherwise you'll irritate the fine skin of your ball bag.Remember the ball bag skin is very thin and fine keep them loose, go commando its better for  your balls and increases testosterone allowing you to wank more often.HAPPY WANKING.
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I have a lump next to my ball sack, like on my thigh, just below my tissue, wen I stretch the lump does not effect it, it was bigger and now its smaller, I squeezed it and it went smaller, could it be sumtng serious? Please help
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thank you u saved my life
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I have the same problem. I currently have if and i got it immediately when i masterbated with soap for the first time in my life.....leave it alone and be fragile with the area for a while and eventually you will be ok. In the future use water based lubes or KY jelly if you are a frequent masturbater, otherwise get some ***** bro
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Hi i got hard skin on my balls and it close up to my d ick and nothing really helps it should i be worried
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